About

sound comes first

From sleek wireless systems that go where you go. To headphones that make your music even more personal. To speakers that keep your phone charged, so you never miss a beat. It’s what we’ve been doing since our first breakthrough in 1927: Connecting people to sound through our innovative speaker designs.

When moviegoers first heard actors’ voices, Altec Lansing made it happen. When 450,000 people packed a farmland in Woodstock, N.Y., Altec Lansing delivered the soundtrack. And when generations of music lovers have wanted to get lost in sound, Altec Lansing is the name they choose. Again, and again. Because we get that music may change, but its power to move us never does. Which is why people who know audio know Altec Lansing.

OUR HISTORY
1920-1960

THE SOUND OF MY HISTORY

Motion picture sound is introducted with the release of the first “talkie,” The Jazz Singer. Engineers at Western Electric, who would later go on to form Altec Lansing, developed the technology.

Altec Service Corporation buys Lansing Manufacturing Company, headed by James B. Lansing, and forms the Altec Lansing Corporation on May 1, 1941.

1960-1990

THE SOUND OF MY LEGACY

The official speaker system of Woodstock. By 1973 there are more Altec Lansing products in studios, including Abbey Road, than all other brands combined.

Altec Lansing is the official speaker system for the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.

1990-2010

THE SOUND OF MY INNOVATION

Altec Lansing conquers the home audio market. Anticipating the future, engineers work with IBM and Apple to create the first computer speakers and docks for iPods and eventually Iphones.

Launches the first surround system for computer incorporating Dolby Pro Logic technology followed by the first THX certified system.

TODAY

THE SOUND OF MY FUTURE

We begin an exclusive collaboration with Nick Jonas, ushering in new and innovative audio products for the next generation of music fans.

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